It’s the first time a Nollywood movie is breaking such a record.
In a Netflix.com global ranking of the most-watched films in English, the crime thriller came in third with a total of 11.2 million views and 21.3 million hours between September 25, 2023 and October 1, 2023.
Viewers in 69 countries, including South Korea, USA, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Kenya, Martinique, Panama, Poland, Romania, Venezuela, and Nigeria, watch The Black Book.
Acknowledging the history-making feat on Twitter, the film’s director, Editi Effiong, thanked everyone for contributing to its success. “Never in my life did I think this could happen. I extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who watched, shared, and discussed.. Thank you, my amazing cast and crew,” he posted.
Effiong’s debut becomes the biggest African title on global Netflix.